Updates for the Week

WednesdayMarch PTA Meeting @3PM in Media Center

  • Nominations for Board Member positions for next year will be taken at this meeting.  You must be present at the meeting to make a nomination.


  • Running club on Wednesday is cancelled due to the PTA Meeting and Bingo for Books.  Please keep running at home to accumulate miles.

Bingo for Books @5:30 PM in Media Center

  • Please turn in the Bingo for Books slip that went home if you have not done so already.  This is so we know an approximate number of how many people will be attending so we can plan for food and supplies.
  • We will be serving hot dogs and chips.  All proceeds go to PTA.  We will be playing bingo to win books.  Everyone will win at least one book.  Please pay at the door only, $5 per person (age 2 and under free).
  • We are still collection book donations for Bingo for Books in the box next to the office.

Howard Running Club

Howard Running Club Reminders

Running Club started yesterday (Monday) for kindergartners, 1st graders and 2nd graders who have signed up for the Martian Marathon.  3rd graders, 4th graders and 5th graders signed up for the Marathon will have Running Club on Wednesday.  For the safety of the children we ask that siblings do not stay and participate if it is not their assigned day.  Siblings may stay with a waiting parent, but may not participate.

Children should be dressed in running clothes and outdoor-appropriate shoes and meet at door #10 so we can get started right away.  They may bring a bottle of water.

If you are not waiting for your child at school during Running Club, please plan on picking them up promptly at 4:30pm at Door #10 in the back of the school.  The main doors will be locked and the office will be closed.

Again, your child must be signed up for the Marathon in order to participate in Running Club.

We can still use adult volunteers to help out at Running Club.  If you are interested, please contact Alina Hammoud 313-850-9995 or Raniah Haidar 313-523-8353.

Bingo for Books

Bingo for Books is Wednesday, March 21st at 5:30-7:00pm.  Look for a note to come home soon with more details.  The PTA is looking for book donations of any new or gently used books for this event.  These can be dropped off into the box outside the office.  We appreciate your generosity!

Howard Color Run

Dear Howard Learning Community,

Members of our PTA have been working diligently to plan an amazing event for our community.  The First Annual Howard Color Run/Dragon Dash will be on Saturday, April 28th.  We are raising money for two children’s charities and the Howard Elementary PTA.  We need a big turn out for this event to be a success.  Please register to run, and encourage your friends and family to join us as well!

  • Free Yoga in the park at 8:00 a.m.
  • 5K Color Run 9:00 a.m.
  • 1 Mile Fun Run 9:00 a.m.
  • Vendor Booths
  • Food Trucks
  • Real Circus Performers
  • Raffle/Giveaways
  • Channel 95.5
  • Great event for the whole family!

Register online at:



For more information, please visit the Howard Color Run Website https://howardcolorrun.wixsite.com/dragons

Howard Color Run Updates

The Color Run organizers will be sending home a Howard student discount registration form soon.  If you have already registered your student, you will be reimbursed to use the discounted fee.

Pledge forms are due by Friday, March 9th in order to determine the winners of the $25 Toys R Us gift card and the class ice cream party.  You may continue to receive donations after this date with a new pledge form.

All forms and information can be found on the website: Howard Color Run

Please review the Howard Arrival and Dismissal Procedures!


Safety is everyone’s responsibility! Please help keep our children safe!

Please exercise and model positive behavior during arrival and dismissal.  A little patience will go a long way.  If everyone follows our basic traffic flow guidelines, local ordinances and traffic laws,  it will help us to have a smooth and safe arrival and dismissal.

Please click on the link at the bottom of this post to view a map with traffic/parking guidelines and expectations to help keep our students safe!

You may wait in your car during dismissal in front of the building, but you may be asked to move forward to keep the traffic flowing.  If your child does not come to your car shortly after dismissal, you may circle the block and return to the designated pick up area.  By the time you circle around, your child may be waiting for you.  If you need to exit your car during dismissal, you must not park in designated “no parking” areas.  Cars will be  ticketed for parking in our traffic flow area during this time.  

Do not drop students off anywhere but our designated drop off locations in front of the school.  It is not safe to drop them off on the opposite side of the street or any other location. 

Remember that N. York is a two-way street, so drivers should not pass vehicles that are dropping off children if this will block traffic in the opposite direction.  

Everyone must use the crosswalk to cross the street at all times.  Crossing the street at our drop off/pick up location only slows down the flow of traffic even more, and creates an unsafe situation for the children.  Using the crosswalk models what we expect from the children, and is the only safe way to cross the street. 

Thank you!

Please click on the following link for a map and details regarding arrival and dismissal:

Howard Parking, Traffic Flow and Designated Student Drop off locations.

All Dearborn Public Schools will be open on Monday, February 12, 2018.

We want to thank all the hard working Engineers, Custodians, and staff members in the Operations and Grounds Department for putting in many extra hours this weekend to clear school parking lots and sidewalks.

We also want to extend a thank you to all the crews at the City of Dearborn who have been working hard all weekend to clear streets in our city.

After checking road conditions, talking with the City of Dearborn, and having discussions with our Transportation Department the District does not anticipate any wide spread problems or delays.

However, with the amount of snowfall and cold temperatures, conditions may exist on a few side streets that require slower then normal and extra cautious driving. Please be advised that these conditions may cause some buses to run a bit behind schedule on Monday.

Bundle up and see you in school on Monday!

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